Originally Posted by redsmetz
What gives me concern is that I don't think MLB has figured out how to lessen the stress on pitchers, in particular, of playing the classic right at the start of Spring Training. As I recall, a few pitchers had some serious problems after the last one. Am I remembering that correctly? I'm all for players representing their country, but I would like to know that our training staff is working closely with monitoring their use for the Classic.
Luis Ayala had serious arm problems after last WBC.
Cueto and Volquez have one advantage. They can get in some innings in the DomRep winter season before heading to the WBC and get there "cold".